Jon Manning, M.A.

Director of PLNU's LEAP Program
Part Time

Jon Manning is a New Testament scholar who is particularly interested in Paul, Luke, Acts, and the history of the canon. In addition to teaching in the School of Theology & Christian Ministry, he directs the LEAP program at PLNU, which provides a select group of incoming first-year students with academic support and shared learning experiences as a foundation for future academic success. When he is not teaching classes, Manning spends time outdoors with his family, and he endlessly enjoys reading science fiction and playing board games.


  • M.A. in Theological Studies, Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Philosophy/Theology, Point Loma Nazarene University

Courses Taught

  • Christian Scripture, New Testament
  • Christian Scripture, Old Testament
  • Biblical Greek
  • Life of Holiness
  • Special Studies in Theology
  • College Composition
  • Writing Across the University
  • Freshman Studies Seminar I
  • Freshman Studies Seminar II

Experience in Field

  • Azusa Pacific University, Adjunct Instructor, 2012–2017
  • Nazarene Theological Seminary, Adjunct Instructor of Biblical Greek, 2006–2008